The Late Padraig McGloin Glenade RIP
Padraig McGloin (Melvin Gaels) former Leitrim footballer passed away on the 23rd January suddenly at his home in Rathmines. Padraig passed away just as he lived his life, in a quiet and unassuming way.
Padraig was a star member of the 1956 Leitrim Minor Team that won the 1956 Connacht Minor Championship, the county’s second ever provincial title up to that time. At the 2007 Leitrim GAA County Board dinner the team were honoured in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon recognising their achievement.
Padraig went on to play on the Leitrim Senior Team in the 50’s & 60’ and was on the Leitrim Senior team that that defeated Roscommon in the Connacht Senior Football Championship Semi-Final by 1-08 to 1-03 on June 23rd, 1963 in Markievicz Park, Sligo.
Leitrim were defeated by Galway in the Connacht Final on July 14th in MacHale Park, Castlebar.
Pictured – 1963 Leitrim Senior Team
Back row, l-r, Liam Foran (Drumshanbo -Sean McDermotts, Dublin), Padraig McGloin (Melvin Gaels), Kevin McGowan (Melvin Gaels), Paudge McGowan (Melvin Gaels), Paddy Guckian (St Mary’s Kiltoghert), Fergus O’Rourke (Aughavas), Frankie Beirne (Ballinamore) and Kevin O’Malley (Melvin Gaels).
Front row, l-r, Josie Murray (St Mary’s Kiltoghert), Cathal Flynn (Gorvagh – Sean McDermotts), Jack Faughnan (Annaduff), Pakie McGarty (Mohill – Tara, London), Jim Lynch (Jamestown – Sean McDermotts), Mel Kelly (Cloone) and Tom Colreavy (Gortletteragh).
The Leitrim Co Board express their deepest sympathy to his sisters (Doreen (Bundoran) and Bernie (Swinford), his nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A cremation service took place at Dardistown Crematorium in Dublin. A memorial mass and burial of ashes will take place in his native Glenade at a later date which will be announced.
May Padraig Rest In Peace.